The 1975 Mustang
The 1975 Mustang offered some minor and a few major surprises for this model year.
Engine and Power train
The 75 Mustang ll, continued its "metric" 2.3 liter four cylinder (140 cubic inch) engine and minimal 88 horsepower.
Ford offered two bigger engines for 1975. The 2.8 liter V6, which produced 105 horsepower.
After some engine bay sheet metal massaging, the Ford engineers had shoe horned in its 302 cubic inch V8, and called it a 5.0 Liter engine. Unfortunately it was only available with an automatic. Although, a drastic improvement from the other two engine choices, it produced an underwhelming 130 horse power.
New V8 Performance Potential:
Unlike the other two, however, it had performance potential! And when there's potential, performance parts manufacturers will find a way to get the most out of that opportunity.
Headers,dual exhaust,a bigger intake,a new cam plus a few more tweaks and Voila! Instant fire breathing monster.
Yeah, Baby! The new Mustang ll had arrived.
Exterior Styling Changes
Very little was done by Ford to the exterior of the 75 pony car. The Ghia, sported new and popular Opera windows, as did many other 1975 cars.
The 1975 interior was relatively unchanged.
Many think that the movie American Graffiti and Suzanne Somers' mysterious blonde character, who cruised the streets in an Opera windowed T-Bird started that craze.
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